Pankaj Kalra, M.D.
Pankaj Kalra, M.D. graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in electrical engineering and received his M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia.
Dr. Kalra completed his surgical internship and urology residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He subsequently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Kalra is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Phoenixville Hospital, and is one of the first surgeons to perform robotic prostatectomy in the region. He has performed over 300 robotic procedures, and is a certified instructor in robotic surgery for Intuitive Surgical. Dr. Kalra specializes in robotic and laparoscopic surgery. He performs a range of minimally invasive procedures including bladder and prostate removal, nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, urinary tract reconstruction, and percutaneous removal of large kidney stones.
Dr. Kalra joined Tri County Urologic in August, 2005 and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. He has been named a "Top Doctor" in numerous issue of The Main Line Today magazine.
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Robotic Surgery Videos
Pankaj Kalra, MD peforms a robotic heminephrectomy and nephroureterectomy in a patient with transitional cell carcinoma involving the left moiety of a horseshoe kidney. There are numerous anomalous vessels to the kidney which are controlled. During dissection of the main renal hilum, there was an inadvertent injury to the renal vein which is managed with a laparoscopic bulldog clamp. (Note, the video is at 2x speed to accomodate length of file.)
Pankaj Kalra, MD performs a right sided robotic adrenalectomy for metastatic kidney cancer (from a large left sided kidney tumor which was removed several years ago). He had negative margins and was discharged home in 2 days.
Pankaj Kalra, MD performs a nerve sparing prostatectomy in a patient with a large prostate and enlarged median lobe. The nerves are released aggressively in this patient despite the challenging anatomy, and he was fully potent within a few months.
Pankaj Kalra, MD peforms a robotic pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction caused by a crossing vessel.
Pankaj Kalra, MD peforms a robotic partial nephrectomy for a mass in the right kidney. The renal artery is clamped for 20 minutes as the lesion is completely resected with cold scissors. The kidney is then reconstructed, with minimal blood loss.